Kendra Betz, NCTM

Private Piano


Kendra S. Betz, NCTM, has taught private piano since 1994. She served as accompanist for several vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles in the Department of Music at Hastings College and has also been a past organist and accompanist at several churches in Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Ms. Betz graduated in May 2002 with a degree in Piano Pedagogy from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, studying with Ruth Moore. She served as assistant director to Music By Mickey in Verona, Wisconsin for four years and taught over 40 students weekly. Ms. Betz moved to the Waukesha area after getting married in May 2006 where she continues to teach private piano lessons.

Ms. Betz is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (NCTM).  She is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA), former Duet Festival chairperson and member of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Greater Milwaukee Chapter (WMTA-GMC) and an active member of the Lake Country Music Club (a senior club in the National Federation of Music Clubs).  Ms. Betz is a frequent adjudicator for WMTA and the Milwaukee/Madison area.  Her students’ musical honors include winners of Cascio Piano Pop Fest and WMTA district and state trophy winners.  Ms. Betz was chosen by her colleagues to receive the 2009 WMTA-GMC Member of the Year Award.  Ms. Betz also is a member of the Worship Team at Elmbrook Lake Country Church in Hartland.  



  • Kendra genuinely cares about my child (and my child adores her)!
  • My daughter has really enjoyed Kendra as her teacher! She really enjoys playing the piano. I never have to tell her to practice! I know this is due in part of Kendra's influence.
  • Kendra does an excellent job with our daughter. She works with her strengths and weaknesses to make her a better student and pianist!
  • I so appreciate Kendra's ability to hold my daughter's interest without scolding, and coaxing without coddling. It's a challenge! My daughter says she really likes to play piano now!